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- proper n. the fleet of war ships sent by Philip II of Spain against England in 1588
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- n. the great fleet sent from Spain against England by Philip II in 1588
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Howards had fought with Drake against the Spanish Armada and under Nelson at Trafalgar, had brought back the riches of the Indies and had mapped the farthest reaches of the oceans.